Media: Algeria increases the amount of the military contract with Russia to 12 billion dollars

After calling on the US authorities to impose sanctions against Algeria for the purchase of Russian weapons, the North African country doubled the budget for contracts with Moscow. The Africa Inteligence publication reports that the Algerian authorities are allocating up to $12 billion for the supply of the latest Russian weapons instead of the previously announced $7 billion.

For the past twenty years, Algeria has been the largest buyer of Russian weapons in Africa and the third largest in the world after China and India. The country has already spent more than 10 billion dollars in 2007-2020 on the supply of military vehicles from Russia to its armed forces.

Hundreds of units equipment, from T-90 tanks to submarines and fighters, made the Algerian army the most combat-ready on the African continent. Thus, the country ensures its security against the backdrop of the presence of NATO troops in neighboring Libya.

As part of the new contract, Algeria plans to purchase the most modern Russian developments. The sphere of interests of the country's military includes T-14 Armata tanks, fifth-generation Su-57 fighters, S-500 air defense systems and TOS-1 Solntsepek systems. The budget also provides for the modernization of previously delivered T-90 tanks and Su-30 fighters.
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  1. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 31 October 2022 11: 49
    And why in green candy wrappers? Rubles are money, and the dollar is only secured by US debt ...
    1. Corcap Offline Corcap
      Corcap 31 October 2022 20: 44
      Quote: Dmitry Volkov
      And why in green candy wrappers? Rubles are money, and the dollar is only secured by US debt ...

      Well ... So far so - "out of habit"...
      But a little more, and the inevitable global change in the strategic balance of power will lead to the recalculation of transaction amounts into other currencies...
  2. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 3 November 2022 20: 13
    Will the plant cope with the order for the supply of Su-57?